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. >> reporter: the president is gearing up for fights on gun control, deficit reduction, with likely deep defense budget cuts and immigration reform. on tuesday, we will know whether the vice-president will recommend an assault weapons ban. most doubt he will go that far and will look for stronger background checks. on immigration, the president looks likely to get more bipartisan support, with republicans, such as senator marco rubio, presenting similar measures to create a path to citizenship for the current 12 million illegal americans. >> thank you very much. senator lindsay graham isn en route to our studio. i will ask him about gun control and the debate and the cabinet recommendations. send us your questions for senator graham. we will ask him some of your questions. that live interview is in our next hour. in congressional democrats believe it does matter when it comes to the 14th amendment and the debt. listen to this. >> i can say that this administration does not believe that the 14th amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling. >> shannon: all right sm.
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it doesn't add to our national debt and deficit when we are going to be at $20 trillion by 2016. jack lew has a lot to answer for but if every democrat votes for him, he needs five republicans to vote for him. senator sessions is a measured guy. when he makes a comment like this, i really think the senate should pay attention. >> arthel: we're going to go a little bit down the list. john brennan who is the choice leader. c.i.a. lindsay graham saying they shouldn't confirm until the administrationlab rates the attacks in benghazi. how do you see this playing out? >> i think john brennan is going to have the easiest time getting his nomination through. there will be a the couple tough questions from benghazi and also talking about enhanced interrogation procedures. ultimately those are things that happened under the bush administration. we don't torture anymore. i believe brennan is going to have a significantly and i think at the end of the day the nominations are going to saim through. >> arthel: go ahead. >> i love it when progressives against bush on drones and git more and everything e
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about the deficit and we have simpson bowles which everyone promptly ignored. it's kind of going back into the conversation now, but the question is, and i know you've written an op-ed, you know, what's reasonable? what is reasonable in terms of gun control when it comes to states that understand the gun culture and how deeply it is embedded in the culture of some of these states? >> well it's going to have to be a little bit from all of the above and that's why, you know, your show -- >> assault weapons ban. >> we've heard from the special interest groups, we're hearing from, you know, one end of the spectrum or that end of the spectrum, but in the end, our duly elected officials get together with an open mind and they then make decisions on behalf of the people they represent. that's where getting back to no labels is so important. you know, we've got the politics of right and left and center, but we've forgotten the most important part of all and that's the politics of problem solving. representing the people in all that we do. what we are doing today is not normal and for the youn